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Introduced in Senate (06/12/2012)


112th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3285

To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 12, 2012

Mr. Baucus (for himself, Mr. Thune, Mr. Kerry, and Mr. McCain) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation.

(a) Findings.—Congress finds the following:

(1) The Russian Federation allows its citizens the right and opportunity to emigrate, free of any heavy tax on emigration or on the visas or other documents required for emigration and free of any tax, levy, fine, fee, or other charge on any citizens as a consequence of the desire of those citizens to emigrate to the country of their choice.

(2) The Russian Federation has been found to be in full compliance with the freedom of emigration requirements under title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2431 et seq.) since 1994.

(3) The Russian Federation has received normal trade relations treatment since concluding a bilateral trade agreement with the United States that entered into force in 1992.

(4) On December 16, 2011, the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization invited the Russian Federation to accede to the World Trade Organization.

(b) Termination of application of title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 to products of the Russian Federation.—

(1) PRESIDENTIAL DETERMINATIONS AND EXTENSION OF NONDISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT.—Notwithstanding any provision of title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2431 et seq.), the President may—

(A) determine that such title should no longer apply to the Russian Federation; and

(B) after making a determination under subparagraph (A) with respect to the Russian Federation, proclaim the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of the Russian Federation.

(2) EFFECTIVE DATE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT.—The extension of nondiscriminatory treatment to the products of the Russian Federation pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be effective not sooner than the effective date of the accession of the Russian Federation to the World Trade Organization.

(3) TERMINATION OF APPLICABILITY OF TITLE IV.—On and after the effective date under paragraph (2) of the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment to the products of the Russian Federation, title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2431 et seq.) shall cease to apply to the Russian Federation.